Originally Posted by nonimus
I hope there will be an Intel i5 750 or (preferably) an i7 860.
I'd like to know who's been talking to Apple about the need for a thinner enclosure. I really can't imagine that the numbers asking for that aren't a slim fraction of the numbers wanting a DESKTOP quad processor and better video card.
Apple really wants to make the computer invisible. They simply don't think of it as a speed comparison to others. They want to provide the star-trek experience
And generally as they define the whole experience they can get away with providing the hardware they want.
But for people wanting a faster option - particularly for video editing - Macs become VERY expensive.
Why not just make a Mac Pro Mini - with a mini aluminum enclosure with the opportunity for owners to make some hardware upgrades instead of being sealed off like most Apple products.
I agree actually. Or a MacMini Pro
They could potentially abandon the current MacMini and go for a cube-like device with faster processor etc.
You'd think Apple would want to exploit Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL with new, capable hardware -- at the consumer level.
I suspect OpenCL is their key technology in the consumer space, and in conjunction with an updated iMovie will be able to compile movies more quickly too.
I would like a faster machine without the extra cost though (who wouldn't?)